At VivaTech 2022, LVMH unveils Its Condo… And The Vitality Of The Group’s Innovation Ecosystem

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On day one among VivaTech 2022, guests flocked to the LVMH Condo – a stand decked out in deep blue and impressed by Paris’s Haussmann structure, with elegant traces, colourful planters and excessive openings evocative of home windows.

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The tone is about proper from the doorway, the place a letterbox connected to the door body invitations guests to scan a QR code to entry the digital LVMH Condo, a web3 model of the bodily stand arrange on the Porte de Versailles exhibition heart in Paris. This immersive digital world permits guests to additional discover the improvements showcased by the LVMH Group’s Maisons and its various ecosystem of startups, but in addition to search out out concerning the newest job openings throughout the Group in digital and IT.

Step into the long run

Coming into the LVMH Condo is like strolling into the long run that’s being formed by our Maisons.

On show are improvements from 16 Maisons together with the Octo Finissimo Extremely by Bulgari, the world’s thinnest mechanical watch with a QR code engraved on the barrel. Scanning the code offers the proprietor entry to an NFT paintings that ensures authenticity through blockchain know-how and to unique multimedia content material. And to prime all of it off, this revolutionary object is offered suspended within the air, due to know-how developed by startup Levita, an LVMH Innovation Award finalist from 2021.

Close by, Make Up For Ever presents Morpho Magnificence, a program that mixes the facility of AI with the invaluable experience of the Maison’s make-up artists. Morpho Magnificence analyzes a face’s varied traits, equivalent to form, traces, pores and skin tone and texture, after which recommends the merchandise and methods that might most successfully spotlight its magnificence.

Tech… and for Good!

What do all of the improvements offered within the LVMH Condo have in frequent? They’re all impressed by the identical spirit of sustainability – the identical dedication to minimizing their environmental impression and defending nature and the atmosphere. For the Group’s Wines & Spirits Maisons, which work with the Earth’s bounty on a each day foundation, this dedication is especially essential. Within the LVMH Condo, that is mirrored by Château Galoupet and Ruinart. Each are presenting improvements that scale back their packaging’s carbon footprint: Château Galoupet with its Galoupet Nomade 2021 rosé in a flat bottle comprised of recycled plastic that’s virtually ten instances lighter than a basic bottle of rosé comprised of glass; and Ruinart with its chalk wrap – a brand new, extraordinarily sculptural “second pores and skin” case, which is 11 instances lighter than its predecessor, for its Dom Ruinart 2010 champagne bottles.

A number of steps away is a inexperienced wall that includes a bee, the image of Guerlain. For the primary time ever, the Maison is providing “Cryptobees”. This revolutionary mission fuses web3 and sustainability by promoting NFTs to fund the rewilding of parcels of land within the Millière Valley nature reserve. The Cryptobees are hosted on the Tezos blockchain, acknowledged as one of the crucial sustainable. Those that buy a Cryptobee throughout VivaTech will obtain a particular version – a “CryptoQueenBee” – designed by artist Roger Kilimanjaro.

Girls and Tech

On stage within the LVMH Condo is “Girls’s management in tech, the final frontier: inspiration!”, the place Alexandra, Anca and Lisa speak about their experiences with the Group and its Maisons. And so they’ve had loads of experiences! Two of them even started their careers at LVMH as younger interns and have since climbed up by the ranks to turn out to be the achieved, revered leaders they’re as we speak. The secrets and techniques of their success? Lucky encounters, inspiring managers who challenged them, a lot of laborious work, the will to at all times do higher and, in fact, devotion to each their occupation and their groups. These ladies are among the many 28% working in IT or the 71% working in digital inside the Group. They love a problem and are pushed by the entrepreneurial spirit that’s embedded into LVMH’s DNA. Arising with new concepts, making an attempt them out after which deploying them on a bigger scale… all with the final word objective of enhancing the client expertise!

Livi, LVMH’s innovation avatar, kicks off the Tech Talks

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All through VivaTech, guests are invited into the lounge room of LVMH’s digital condo to tune into our Tech Talks, 20-minute classes to debate key subjects for the way forward for the posh business.

At the moment, Livi moderated two of those Tech Talks with Group consultants on:

  • Blockchain, NFTs and the Metaverse – and the way these applied sciences can result in a extra immersive and environmentally accountable luxurious expertise – with consultants from Bulgari, Givenchy and Louis Vuitton.
  • Information Transformation and Magnificence Tech, throughout which consultants from Make Up For Ever and Sephora demonstrated how AI can be utilized to create a personalised buying expertise and assist prospects uncover new merchandise.

Extra Tech Talks will happen in Livi’s lounge room tomorrow. Keep tuned!

Begin me up!

Stroll down the hallway and also you’ll enter one other room – a house devoted to LVMH’s startup ecosystem. That is the place the 21 startups shortlisted for the LVMH Innovation Award 2022 showcase their options to the important thing challenges dealing with our business. Amongst them is Genesis, a French startup based in 2018 that assesses the well being of farmlands through a scientific ranking system based mostly on a number of dimensions: biodiversity, carbon and air pollution. Monitoring these indicators makes it doable to judge the impression of farming practices and to develop motion plans for bettering land well being.

A little additional, on the left, is Lumen, a British startup with an revolutionary answer that mixes an eye-tracking system with algorithms to assist manufacturers measure the eye obtained by their digital adverts. Lumen allow advertisers to work out whether or not their adverts have really been seen, on which medium and for a way lengthy and, most significantly, how they’ll optimize their campaigns. A few steps away, one other London-based startup referred to as Toshi explains the way it “brings the shop to the costumer”. Its answer consists of merchandise home-delivered in 30-minute supply home windows by specifically educated Toshi customer support representatives, the opportunity of making an attempt merchandise at house earlier than shopping for them and an immediate return service.

That’s all for now. We are able to’t reveal all the things on day one! Extra pleasure to come back tomorrow, beginning with the LVMH Innovation Award ceremony, the place the winner of the sixth version will probably be introduced, within the presence of Bernard Arnault…. and Livi! Extra to come back.

Proper this manner for Day 2 at VivaTech!

LVMH kicked off Day 2 at VivaTech with the eagerly awaited LVMH Innovation Award Ceremony, attended by Bernard Arnault, adopted by a bunch of compelling exchanges and marquee occasions… Amongst them, Toni Belloni, LVMH Group Managing Director, spoke at a roundtable on Digital Transformation on VivaTech’s essential stage, the place he highlighted how essential it’s for our Maisons’ development and most significantly the client journey by supporting quick rising startups with revolutionary options.

Begin me up once more!

At the moment was an opportunity to meet up with Blockbar, a startup based in 2021 by cousins Dov and Samuel Falic. Blockbar has created a groundbreaking market for NFTs equivalent to bottles of premium and super-premium wines and spirits. Every NFT is a 3D mannequin of the bodily bottle. The proprietor of the NFT owns the bottle and might then have it shipped to them at any time by “burning” their NFT. A chic and efficient approach to assure authenticity!

Making certain that workers acknowledge the challenges confronted by folks with disabilities is a precedence for companies. To assist them, Séverine Hassler and Camille Maldjian created Gamino in 2020. This French startup has developed quick (5 to 10 minutes) digital coaching movies with a recreation format that permit individuals to shortly put themselves within the place of somebody with a incapacity. For instance, to know how laborious it’s to learn with dyslexia, Gamino has individuals learn a textual content with letters which might be frequently being rearranged. Gamino’s consciousness coaching earned it the  Worker Expertise & CSR prize on the LVMH Innovation Award 2022 competitors.

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The Showcase, a Swiss-based startup, is demonstrating a extremely novel answer. An intriguing lightbox with a display screen mounted on prime is definitely a transportable mini studio designed specifically to let instore gross sales advisors make distant displays of luxurious watches and jewellery. Due to high-quality pictures and adjustable lighting to disclose all of the distinctive particulars of the product – the flicker of diamonds, for instance – the gross sales advisor interacts with the client as in the event that they had been on a videoconference. The Showcase can also be integrating  reside buying capabilities in its answer, working with Bambuser, the startup that received final yr’s LVMH Innovation Award.

>> BREAKING NEWS: LVMH publicizes Innovation Award 2022 winners at Viva Expertise as TOSHI takes Grand Prize  

And the winner is …

The ceremony for this yr’s LVMH Innovation Award unfolded on the primary stage at VivaTech in entrance of a big viewers, with Bernard Arnault in attendance, accompanied by Maurice Lévy, chairman of the supervisory board of Publicis Groupe and co-founder of the VivaTech present.

21 startups – 48% of them led by ladies – had been shortlisted for the ultimate spherical of the LVMH Innovation Award and invited to VivaTech to showcase their revolutionary options to tomorrow’s luxurious business challenges in six key areas: Sustainability, 3D/Digital Product Expertise & Metaverse, Worker Expertise & CSR, Media & Model Consciousness, Omnichannel & Retail, and Operations & Manufacturing Excellence. The ceremony – co-hosted by LVMH’s New Face of Innovation, Livi, from her digital condo, noticed awards offered to at least one startup in every of those six classes. A Particular Point out prize was additionally given to a seventh startup for innovation in Information & Synthetic Intelligence. The Grand Prize at this sixth version of the LVMH Innovation Award went to TOSHI.

For the previous six years, the LVMH Innovation Award has drawn lots of of candidates from around the globe. This yr, after assessing 950 revolutionary options from 75 international locations, LVMH shortlisted 21 startups whose options handle the challenges dealing with its Maisons, inviting them to hitch the Group’s accelerator program, La Maison des Startups, on the Station F incubator in Paris.

Toshi, the profitable startup on the LVMH Innovation Award 2022, will obtain  personalised help at La Maison des Startups for six months. Based in London in 2017 by Sojin Lee, Toshi has redefined requirements for supply of luxurious merchandise, letting e-commerce prospects select a 30-minute time slot for house supply by a specially-trained Toshi affiliate, which makes it doable to “try-before-you-buy” and instantly return a product ought to they resolve it isn’t proper for them. Berluti, Christian Dior Couture and RIMOWA already figurea among the many startup’s purchasers.

Prepare for Day Three at VivaTech tomorrow… A number of pleasure in retailer!

Day 3 at VivaTech ! 

Our leaders share their imaginative and prescient

On the third day of VivaTech, Stage 3 welcomed Hennessy President and CEO Laurent Boillot, who spoke concerning the impression of recent applied sciences on the way forward for the storied cognac home.

Evoking Hennessy’s centuries of historical past, world attain and deep roots in France’s terroirs, Laurent Boillot emphasised that innovation is crucial in serving to Hennessy meet key challenges equivalent to studying extra about key topics, from benefiting from AI to realize extra intimate information of soils, to increasing the model’s presence within the Metaverse to attach with and nurture dynamic relations with the Maison’s completely different communities.

He famous that this reference to communities – no matter the place they’re bodily positioned – and this potential to develop significant exchanges with them, determine on the coronary heart of Hennessy’s imaginative and prescient. The Maison can also be actively pursuing Web3 developments to counterpoint and reinvent the client expertise with issues like digital certificates for better personalization, crypto funds, product fashions for the Metaverse and extra.

All Hennessy’s actions are linked on to the earth, to the soils the place grapevines develop, to the fruit of those vines that go into the composition of its distinctive cognacs, Laurent Boillot mentioned. Hennessy thus has a heightened consciousness of environmental challenges. To satisfy them, new applied sciences are clearly an important asset.

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Over to VivaTech Stage 2 in mid-afternoon, the place Nelly Mensah, LVMH Group Head of Crypto & Metaverse, took half in a spherical desk on enterprise alternatives within the Metaverse.

Becoming a member of a panel of main Web3 gamers – Marc Petit, VP & Basic Supervisor, Unreal Engine Ecosystem – Epic Video games, Sébastien Borget, Founder and COO of Sandbox, and Sébastien Badault, VP Metaverse and Web3 at Ledger – Nelly Mensah underscored the immense potential of Web3, which continues to be in its nascent levels. She famous that LVMH is exploring varied avenues for cost choices, buyer follow-up, product pairing (matching NFTs with bodily merchandise) and enhancing the client expertise within the Metaverse.

Nelly Mensah says that digital worlds within the Metaverse won’t ever change the distinctive in-store expertise to which prospects stay very connected. Then again, the Metaverse brings LVMH new alternatives to encourage its prospects and to create new touchpoints alongside the client journey.

Héritage first

Only a little to the correct, taking heart stage beneath the white arcades, is a pleasant invitation to search out out extra about Fendi’s creations and craftsmanship. With the “Hand in Hand” mission, Fendi affords guests the chance to breed the exact, meticulous hand actions utilized by Italy’s best artisans by a digital expertise. Plunge your fingers right into a house loaded with 3D sensors and attempt to enhance the Maison’s iconic Baguette bag with coral or high-quality lace. It isn’t straightforward placing your self within the fingers of an artisan… nevertheless it’s fascinating!

Proceed in your approach to learn how Maison Dior succeeded in turning its flagship retailer at 30 Avenue Montaigne into its first fully-connected boutique whereas additionally optimizing each stage of the in-store buyer expertise. Towards the distinctive backdrop offered by the current renovations at this legendary handle, Dior’s gross sales groups now use digital instruments to accompany their prospects all through their journey. Enhancements embody 3D personalization to search out the product that completely matches the client’s standards, a less complicated order preparation and pickup course of, and a cellular answer for digital funds and duty-free formalities.

A sensorial innovation, similar to every other

Featured within the the LVMH Condo’s Open Kitchen, “Senses of Hennessy” is an immersive expertise designed for journey retail factors of sale, enabling vacationers to find Hennessy cognac in just some minutes, with out a tasting.

Mixing pictures, sound and smells, “Senses of Hennessy” creates a multisensory portrait of the Maison’s cognacs. Merely sit in entrance of the console, slip on the headphones and observe the prompts on the touchscreen. Responding to your selections, the machine invitations you to odor the completely different scents created by a grasp perfumer to evoke Hennessy cognacs. Due to know-how developed by AirParfum, the scents don’t combine, avoiding any olfactory overload! To accompany these olfactory impressions and create an actual multisensory journey, Hennessy additionally makes use of OpenWine – a growth spawned by the LVMH Group’s intrapreneurial program DARE – with a collection of quick video clips that mix evocative pictures and acquainted, soothing sounds.

HR tales

Every day for the reason that begin of VivaTech, folks from our IT & Digital groups have taken the stage on the LVMH stand to share HR Tales. At the moment, Maria, Jessica and Fabrice respectively from Louis Vuitton, LVMH and Christian Dior mentioned “How hybrid information groups redefine the retail world”. Listed below are a couple of excerpts. They wasted no time staking out a place with the affirmation “Information is identical as philosophy!” Information challenges you to search out solutions and options. Precisely. However one problem for groups working with information is to speak successfully with individuals who usually come from very completely different backgrounds. Nonetheless, everybody shares the mantra “The power is within the numbers”, and firmly believes that information is a tremendous instrument for optimizing the client expertise. And in the end, everybody has the identical over-arching goal: leverage information to serve our prospects and our Maisons.